You will love this house just as much as we have because it has so much to offer: city living, but you feel like you’re in the country. We will most miss the quiet mornings drinking coffee in the family room, watching and listening to the birds congregating at the feeder; awakening in the master bedroom during late fall/winter mornings to a view of the sun rising, with rays of light glittering off the surface of the North Ridge golf course lake; and taking a dip in the hot tub on a cold winter’s night, with snowflakes falling around us.
We originally purchased this home for its location close to both downtown Raleigh and I-540; the space it offered inside, with plenty of room for visiting family, a spacious, updated kitchen, and the oasis of calm in the large master suite; and its expansive, private backyard.
We’ve lovingly cared for the home and completed the following improvements in the past year: in May 2014, we replaced the upstairs HVAC ($6,000+); and in October 2014, we replaced outside trim-work around windows/doors, etc.
We have hardwood floors downstairs; stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, attic completely sealed and insulated; custom his/her closets master bedroom; new gutters with downspouts/leaf-guard installed 2007 (never have to clean your gutters!); key-less entry from garage; matching sconces/chandelier carefully selected for living room/dining room 2008; triple-paned, energy efficient Pella picture window and patio door installed 2009; large paver patio added for enjoyment of backyard; wood stove insert added to fireplace to ensure its safety in 2007.
7612 Harps Mill is a special place, with beautiful landscaping. You will see azaleas in bloom, front and back, in the spring, along with dogwood trees and a beautiful cherry tree in the front yard. The backyard boasts both a peach and pear tree, along with a patch of daylilies, daffodils, camellias and other blooming bushes. You’ll see hummingbirds, birds and butterflies.
A huge benefit of our home is its proximity to the restaurants and shops of Lafayette Village, all within walking distance. We greatly enjoyed a lazy Saturday breakfast at Jubala Village Coffee, or going out to eat at any of the other fine restaurants there. Ora Jewelers was also a favorite place at Lafayette Village. We really love the Raleigh area and look forward to the assorted monthly festivals/food truck rodeos in downtown Raleigh.
One other benefit of the North Ridge neighborhood is that it’s a great neighborhood to walk; sidewalks line both sides of nearly early road, and with stretches of hills and golf course views. I enjoyed many 3+ mile walks to take the stress of the work day away. Of course, it’s a perfect neighborhood for avid golfers, and for those who like to get out on the water, the neighborhood is a five-minute drive from Falls Lake.
Upstairs HVAC – May 2014 ($6,000+) replaced outside trim-work around windows/doors – October 2014
– Telephone: N/A
– Electric: Duke Energy Progress, $175.98
– Trash Removal: City of Raleigh, $13.00
– Water/Sewer: City of Raleigh, $29.00
– Gas: PSNC, $56.40
– Internet: ATT U-Verse, $80
– Cable: DirecTv, $110
– Garbage pick-up day: Wednesday
– Recycle Day: Wednesday